A big reason why the Cincinnati Bengals have had five straight winning seasons is the impact of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green on offense.
Those two are shredding the franchise record books while slicing up opposing defenses at a blistering rate. Few tandems in the NFL have been better than the Dalton-to-Green hookup we've consistently seen on Sundays since 2011.
At SB Nation, Adam Stites did a study that ranks the best quarterback-receiver tandems of the past decade. The Bengals' duo of Dalton and Green makes the list as the 11th-best tandem since 2006 in terms of receiving yards. The two have sliced through opposing defenses to the tune of 5,753 yards since entering the league together in 2011.
They've also hooked up for 40 touchdowns, which is tied for the eight most over that same span. That's also tied for the sixth most in terms of TD hookups between quarterbacks and receivers.
This study is obviously a bit skewed due to the fact it accounts for tandems since the 2006 season, though Dalton and Green have only been playing since 2011. If we're going off just numbers since 2011, then Green and Dalton are second behind only the Matt Ryan and Julio Jones tandem in terms of yardage. Green and Dalton are also second in touchdowns behind Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski since 2011.
But you already knew Green and Dalton are really good together. Let's hope that keeps up for at least a full decade so they can really make a run at the franchise and NFL record books. They're already poised to become the best tandem in Bengals history.